Fiber: The Essential Guide

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Why Is It Essential? Fiber is essential for a healthy digestive tract even though it’s the structural part of plant foods that our bodies can’t even absorb. However, most people fall short of the daily recommendations and miss out on important benefits. What is It? Fiber is a form of carbohydrate found in plant-based foods that cannot be absorbed or …

Essential Guide to Portion Sizes

Essential Guide to Portion Sizes: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

Serving Size Vs. Portion Size We’ve all been there: after enjoying a quick snack, we check the nutrition label only to learn we’ve just eaten two, three or even four servings when we thought we were having one.  Our food industry tents do double, triple or even supersize portion sizes. Additionally, many of us have adjusted to these large serving …

Essential Guide to Fat

Essential Guide to Fat: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

Don’t be afraid of fat. Not only does it make food taste good, but it also plays an important role in a healthy, balanced diet. Learn more about the basics of fat and how it can positively affect health goals. The Basics At 9 calories per gram, fat is the most calorie-dense of the macronutrients (carbs and protein each have …

Keto Diet: Right for You?

Keto Diet

Considering Keto: Is It the Right Diet for You? The truth is that a silver bullet for weight loss likely does not exist, but Americans’ perpetual search continues unabated. Low-carb diets such as Paleo, Whole30, and most prominently, Ketogenics, or “keto” may be the latest contenders, yet Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson Ginger Hultin,…

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Keto Diet: Right for You?

Considering Keto: Is It the Right Diet for You? The truth is that a silver bullet for weight loss likely does not exist, but Americans’ perpetual search continues unabated. Low-carb diets such as Paleo, Whole30, and most prominently, Ketogenics, or “keto” may be the latest contenders, yet Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson Ginger Hultin,…

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Are Eggs Bad For Heart Health? (Again)

Are eggs bad for heart health? Family Healthcare of Fairfax

Ask the RD Although eggs were exonerated in recent years from their reputation as a hindrance to cholesterol, it’s difficult for individuals who are told one thing for decades to suddenly believe the opposite. The Science The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans removed the recommendations of restricting dietary cholesterol to 300mg/day. This was due in part to a lack of evidence supporting the role …

A High-Fiber Diet Could Help You Live Longer

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Add Years to Your Life Eating a fiber-filled diet doesn’t have to mean noshing on bran muffins and drinking prune juice. Avocados, raspberries, artichokes, lentils, kidney beans, and chickpeas are all high in fiber and can help you hit the recommended intake of at least 25 grams per day for women and at least 30 grams per day for men. …

The Surprising Link Between Pushups and Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease risk is usually assessed through a treadmill test, putting participants through their paces to determine how well their hearts respond to high-intensity exercise. But a recent study suggests there might be an easier way to predict heart health: pushups. Participates who were able to do 40 pushups or more at the start showed a 96% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease events …

How to Win the Yo-Yo Diet Battle

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The Diet Battle Losing weight then unintentionally regaining it over and over again isn’t just frustrating — it’s also been linked to a higher risk of death, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Weight cycling usually comes down to a diet plan that doesn’t work with your lifestyle or isn’t sustainable. To prevent the yo-yo …

Healthy Food Choices Are Even More Important When You’re Stressed

Healthy food choices and stress: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

Opting for healthier food choices can be challenging. It is even more challenging when you feel stressed. According to new research, 38% of adults eat unhealthy foods during periods of stress. But stress eating junk food can have a negative impact on your life, health, and overall mood. Learn how you can alleviate everyday pressures and stress while also keeping …